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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet in Washington to discuss “regional security challenges.” The defense chiefs are scheduled to meet Tuesday at the Pentagon, according to a statement from Pentagon spokesman Carlin Woog to JTA. Israel has welcomed the results of a threat by the Obama administration to […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe — a pan-European intergovernmental organization — Peres wrote that he was “sorry to hear” of the resolution. The resolution, which was passed […]

"Jermain Defoe, he's a Yiddo."
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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You can't call anyone "Yid" in England, not even yourself.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Denmark’s Jewish community has lost 25 percent of its registered members over the past 15 years, partly due to anti-Semitism, its president said. The Jewish Community in Denmark, or Mosaisk Troessamfund, currently has 1,899 members compared to 2,639 in 1997, Mosaisk President Finn Schwarz told the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in an interview published last week. […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Kikar Hashabbat published the original manuscript of rav Ovadia Yosef’s decision certifying the Jewish status of the Ethipian newcomers. He wrote that they were from the tribe of Dan, who went south to Africa after the destruction of the first Temple. His handwriting is so beautiful. I’m not a graphologist, but I can recognize beauty […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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A mourning tent has been set up next to the home of Rav Ovadia Yosef on Kablan street, Har Nof for the duration of the Shiva (week of mourning). Visiting hours are between 10 AM and 1 PM, and between 4 PM and 7 PM. The family asks that all visitors restrict themselves to those […]

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Close to a million mourners filled up Jerusalem's streets during Rav Ovadia Yosef's funeral.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

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A major tourism project in Dubai -- not for gays.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Most New Yorkers have heard the expression “gay-dar,” which refers to someone’s ability to determine whether another person is gay and straight. But Kuwaitis are claiming that their government will soon be able to administer a medical test to determine whether those entering the country are gay. Foreigners coming into the GCC countries are already […]

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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A Jewish-owned car was shot at near the town of Emanuel in the Shomron. No one was injured in the attack. An alert level was raised in the town in light of the shooting.

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan affixes mezuzah to a cultural center.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Five years ago, the IDF abandoned a base called Shdema near Bethlehem, part of “Area C” designated as Israeli-controlled, and tried to turn it over to Arabs. A group of women stopped the army.

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El Birah Arrest
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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IDF troops entered the village of Al-Bireh near Psagot, and arrested two brothers.

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President Shimon Peres with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in 2011.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

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.Crowds at Rav Yosef's funeral
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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The gigantic contribution of Rav Ovadia to Israel cannot be measured, but one indication is the 850,000 people who attended his funeral and a huge number who did not come, knowing there was no room for many more.

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Two more Jews, both from the United States, and a German non-Jew won the Nobel Prize in medicine in Monday, while two Israel contenders lost out. The newest Jewish Nobel Prize winners are James Rothman of Yale University and Randy Schekman of the University of California. The Israeli hopefuls  were Hebrew University professors Howard Cedar […]

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Violence in the Syrian Civil War knows no borders and has spillover as far as away as Australia, where shooting and arson attacks have taken place. A Melbourne-based nurse visited Syria twice to help with humanitarian efforts on behalf of rebels  and said her husband’s car had been firebombed and their hem shot at, the […]

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is a brilliant speaker but not perfect. He goofed in his interview with BBC’s Persian service last when he stated, “I think if the Iranian people had freedom, they would wear jeans, listen to Western music, and have free elections.” Pictures and Tweets from Iran flooded the Internet, with pictures and […]

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Meged 5 oil well east of Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” seems to be oil. Not olive oil, but black gold.

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Israel provides new proof that cigarette smoking has a bad effect on children. A woman took her baby, age 18 months, to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa  Saturday night after the toddler chewed up and swallowed two cigarettes. The mother had left the room and left a package of cigarettes on the table. When […]

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Hillary Clinton, an undeclared candidate for the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, has told Human Abedin to ditch Anthony Weiner if she wants to advise her former boss at the State Dept., The New York Post reported Monday. The ultimatum has been given before but has greater meaning following Weiner’s embarrassingly poor finish in […]

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Rav Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Jewish Home.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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World Jewry lost one its greatest Torah sages and political leaders Tuesday. Rabi Ovadia Yosef, known affectionately as Rav Ovadia, has passed away at the age of 93, but his memory will be a blessed memory for millions.

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